Actor Hugh Grant Sues News Corp. Over Phone Hacking

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT) -- British actor Hugh Grant reportedly sued News Corp. on Thursday in connection with the ongoing phone hacking scandal at the company’s now defunct News of the World tabloid.

Grant filed his lawsuit at London’s High Court of Justice about 24 hours before a Friday deadline for civil damages claims, according to The Guardian. Many other notables, such as former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s wife Cherie Blair and popular soccer player Wayne Rooney, have also filed suits before the deadline, the paper said.

The media conglomerate has...
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